Jaya makes gradual progress, needs longer stay in Apollo: Bulletin

Dr Richard Beale, who had examined her last week and advised a comprehensive plan of treatment, flown down to the hospital.

Published: 06th October 2016 08:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2016 10:00 PM   |  A+A-


Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa. | PTI

Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Apollo Hospital where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been treated for the past two weeks, on Thursday said: "she continues to improve and is making gradual progress."  

A two-page bulletin issued by the hospital said: "the consensus of opinion of all the experts is that the line of treatment given to the Chief Minister should be continued and she will require a longer stay in the hospital."

Significantly, Dr Richard Beale, who had examined her last week advised a comprehensive plan of treatment, flown down to the hospital from London on Thursday and examined Jayalalithaa.  Besides, the team of three doctors from AIIMS from Delhi also examined her and concurred with the present line of treatment provided to her. This team will be here till Friday. 

Based on the detailed deliberations and clinical examination, the expert group of doctors from Apollo hospitals have drawn up a detailed medical management plan keeping in view the Chief Minister's known history of diabetes, and winter bronchitis in inclement weather.  "The present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy,", the bulletin added.

The comprehensive treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support, and other allied clinical measures are being continued for the Chief Minister, the bulletin further said and added that she  is under observation of a panel of doctors consisting of intensivists, cardiologists, respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, and diabetologists.  Detailed lab and radiology investigations are continuously carried out by the panel of doctors. 

The AlIMS experts team comprising of Dr. G Khilnani, professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Prof. Dr. Anjan Trikha, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Professor Dr. Nitish Naik, Department of Cardiology had detailed deliberations on October 5 on the treatment protocols provided to the Chief Minister.


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